RunCloud Help

Nov 23, 2022

What is WordPress Canvas?

WordPress Canvas is a template builder for plugins and themes which streamlines the entire process of installing themes and plugins saving you time when starting new WordPress web applications.

Step 1: WordPress Canvas menu

To begin a canvas, navigate to your Settings on the left menu. Then, on the navigation menu, scroll down and you will see WordPress Canvas.


Click into WordPress Canvas.

Step 2: Create a New Canvas

Step 3: Fill out any relevant information including:

  • Canvas name

  • Cleanup (all items are permanently deleted)

    • Remove 'Hello World' post

    • Remove 'Sample Page' page

    • Default WordPress themes

    • Uninstall all default plugins

    • Remove installation files (wp-config-sample.php, readme.html)

  • Themes

  • Plugins

  • Custom Plugins/Themes

  • Predefined Settings

    • Site Language

    • Time Zone

    • Date Format

    • Time Format

  • Organize Upload

  • Search Engine Visibility

  • Permalinks

All fields are optional.

What is WP Canvas Direct Download?

WP Canvas Direct Download allows you to use the download link of your plugins and themes via zip file to automatically use those links for setup every time, allowing you to use your own files and not just those from the WordPress repository.